Brazilian Serie A. Gameweek 13. In this post tips and previews of Sao Paulo-Coritiba, Cruzeiro-Goias, Flamengo-Corinthians and Joinville-Internacional.
SAO PAULO - CORITIBA
After a bad period, Sao Paulo finally won a match in the previous round vs Vasco da Gama. Coritiba has lost 5 of the last 6 away matches conceding at least 2 goals in the last 4 appearances and has had an awful offensive phase (Coritiba hasn't scored in 6 of the last 8 matches played).
We choose HOME WIN.
SAO PAULO: Ceni, Reinaldo, Lucão, Tolói, Mendes, Wesley, Caio, Bastos, Ganso, Luis Fabiano, Pato.
CORITIBA: Wilson; Rodrigo Ramos, Luccas Claro, Leandro Silva, Henrique; Misael, Alan Santos, Lucio Flavio, Esquerdinha; Thiago Galhardo, Marcos Aurélio.
SAO PAULO TO WIN (1.46, Betfair)
CRUZEIRO - GOIAS
Cruzeiro's results have been disappointing till now.
Although the transfers of Lucas Silva, Everton Ribeiro and Ricardo Goulart supporters believed their team could stay among the teams fighting for the title. The season has started really bad with the elimination from the Copa Libertadores and after the change of the coach results haven't improved. Indeed Cruzeiro has lost 4 of the last 5 matches and struggles a lot when it comes to score goals.
Finally Mena and Arrascaeta are available again and should assure a lot of quality to their team.
Cruzeiro has a good chance to get the 3 points vs Goias which has lost 3 of the last 4 away matches and generally speaking when playing away rarely offer good shows (2 wins in the last 21 away matches).
CRUZEIRO: Fábio; Mayke, Manoel, Léo, Mena; Charles, Henrique; Arrascaeta, Marcos Vinícius, Willian, Leandro Damião.
GOIAS: Renan; Clayton Sales, Fred, Felipe Macedo, Diogo Barbosa; Rodrigo, David, Liniker, Felipe Menezes; Carlos, Bruno Henrique.
HOME WIN (1.55, 10Bet)
UNDER 2.5 (1.60, 10Bet)
FLAMENGO - CORINTHIANS
Corinthians is very solid in the defense but has some problems in scoring goals.
Corinthians has a clear UNDER 2.5 tendency (9 in 12 matches).
We do not expect to see a match full of goals here considering also that Corinthians has kept its goal unbeaten in the last 3 matches and Flamengo can't count on Guerrero and Emerson, two key players for their offensive manouver.
FLAMENGO: César, Armero, Marcelo, Wallace, Ayrton, Canteros, Jonas, Cáceres, Éverton, Gabriel, Marcelo.
CORINTHIANS: Cássio, Fagner, Felipe, Gil, Uendel; Bruno Henrique; Jadson, Elias, Renato Augusto, Malcom; Vagner Love.
UNDER 2.5 (1.45, Sporting Bet)
JOINVILLE - INTERNACIONAL
On next Thursday Internacional will play the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores vs Tigres and players are probably already thikning about this important clash.
A lot of reserves in the staring lineups then and that's why Joinville is favourite according to bookmakers.
JOINVILLE: Agenor, Diego, Silva, Guti, Sérgio, Costa, Moraes, Crispim, Popp, Niltinho, Kempes.
INTERNACIONAL: Alisson; Wellington Martins, Eduardo, Réver, Arthur; Nico Freitas, Niton, Anderson, Vitinho, Taiberson; Rafael Moura.
JOINVILLE DOUBLE CHANCE (1.26, PaddyPower)